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The worst ways to die, according to science

Death is, by default, untimely.Most deaths caused by the natural world are usually relatively uneventful, but nature can be cruel and spectacularly gruesome from time to time, providing science with the unenviable task of separating how these deaths occurred, step by step.

Here’s a selection of some truly awful and accidental ways to slip into oblivion, and the science behind them.Most of these ways of dying are relatively painless for victims, but it would be quite gruesome to accidentally observe. Be careful if you don’t have a sensitive stomach.

We spend a lot of energy to avoid thinking about death and falling into it, but death is an inevitable state of the human being, for the moment. And even though it’s been happening, either on purpose or by accident, since before humans were human, there has been no real scientific consensus on what kinds of deaths we should try to avoid.

Maybe drowning is the worst?Being burned alive? We may have thought of this impersonally, as something that appears in movies or even that can only happen in our reality in really strange circumstances. If you talk about it, it is likely that, in a short time, the subject will turn the page and you will continue with your life calmly.

But the deaths that haunt our nightmares have some common characteristics and we can gather several different scientific perspectives, read between the lines, and get an answer to the question of“the worst way to die.”

Beyond allergic reactions or shark attacks, it is clear that the answer is not going to appeal to anyone.

Scientist Paul Doherty and writer Cody CassidyThey sat down to ponder the age-old question of what might be the worst ways to die, and came up with some unlikely, if terrifying, scenarios. Their answers considered apparently impossible or improbable situations, and we can find them in “And then you’re dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara“, A book published by Penguin Books and described by the New York Times as” entertaining and heartbreaking. “


PS: We repeat, it is not suitable for delicate stomachs.


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